If your homepage, new tab page and search provider by default keeps changing back to the annoying web-site named OnlineMapFinder,then most probably that browser hijacker infection get installed on your computer. It’s a type of unwanted software. Scammers use malicious software to take control of your computer’s web browser and alter how and what it shows when you’re surfing the Internet. If you’re already a victim of OnlineMapFinder hijacker, then the following few simple steps may allow you free the Google Chrome, IE, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge from the hackers, boost internet browser security and restore internet browser settings.
When you are performing searches using the web browser that has been affected with OnlineMapFinder, the search results will be returned from Bing, Yahoo or Google Custom Search. The devs behind OnlineMapFinder hijacker infection are most likely doing this to generate advertisement revenue from the ads shown in the search results.
Table of contents
- What is OnlineMapFinder
- How to remove OnlineMapFinder from PC system
- How to manually delete OnlineMapFinder
- OnlineMapFinder automatic removal
- Use AdBlocker to block OnlineMapFinder and stay safe online
- How to avoid setup of OnlineMapFinder browser hijacker
- Finish words
In addition to that, as was mentioned earlier, some hijackers like OnlineMapFinder to also modify all browsers shortcuts that located on your Desktop or Start menu. So, every infected shortcut will try to redirect your internet browser to undesired web sites, certain of which might be harmful. It can make the whole computer more vulnerable to hacker attacks.
Thus, it is clear that the presence of hijacker on your computer is not desirable, and you need to clean up your system ASAP. Follow the guidance below in order to remove OnlineMapFinder from FF, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Edge.
How to remove OnlineMapFinder from PC system
There are several steps to deleting OnlineMapFinder startpage, because it installs itself so deeply into Windows. You need to uninstall all suspicious and unknown programs, then delete malicious extensions from the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer and other browsers you have installed. Finally, you need to reset your web-browser settings to remove any changes OnlineMapFinder hijacker has made, and then check your PC system with Zemana Anti-malware, Malwarebytes or AdwCleaner to ensure the browser hijacker is fully removed. It will take a while.
How to manually delete OnlineMapFinder
Steps to remove OnlineMapFinder hijacker without any software are presented below. Be sure to carry out the step-by-step guidance completely to fully remove this unwanted OnlineMapFinder .
Remove OnlineMapFinder associated software by using MS Windows Control Panel
Some PUPs, browser hijacking programs and adware can be removed by uninstalling the free software they came with. If this way does not succeed, then looking them up in the list of installed software in Windows Control Panel. Use the “Uninstall” command in order to remove them.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
First, press the Windows button , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
First, click “Start” and select “Control Panel”.
It will show the Windows Control Panel as shown on the screen below.
Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It will open a list of all applications installed on your computer. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any suspicious and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed applications, we recommend sort applications by date in the Control panel.
Remove OnlineMapFinder from Mozilla Firefox by resetting web-browser settings
Resetting your Firefox is basic troubleshooting step for any issues with your web browser application, including the reroute to OnlineMapFinder web-site.
Click the Menu button (looks like three horizontal lines), and click the blue Help icon located at the bottom of the drop down menu like below.
A small menu will appear, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, click “Refresh Firefox” button as shown on the screen below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to restore your Mozilla Firefox browser settings to its original state.
Get rid of OnlineMapFinder from Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a easy way to remove the hijacker, harmful and adware extensions, as well as to restore the web-browser’s home page, new tab and search engine by default that have been replaced by browser hijacker.
- First, launch the Google Chrome and press the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will show the Chrome main menu, click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click “Show advanced settings” link, that located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, click the “Reset settings” button.
- The Chrome will open the reset settings prompt as shown on the image above.
- Confirm the web browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Remove OnlineMapFinder from Internet Explorer
By resetting IE web browser you restore your web browser settings to its default state. This is good initial when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by hijacker infection like OnlineMapFinder.
First, start the Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will show the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the web-browser, then click the “Internet Options” as shown in the figure below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” prompt. Further, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button as shown on the screen below.
When the task is finished, press “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and reboot your PC system for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web-browser’s new tab page, home page and search provider by default to default state.
OnlineMapFinder automatic removal
Manual removal is not always as effective as you might think. Often, even the most experienced users can not completely remove hijacker from the infected machine. So, we recommend to scan your computer for any remaining malicious components with free browser hijacker infection removal applications below.
Scan and free your personal computer of OnlineMapFinder with Zemana Anti-malware
We suggest you to use the Zemana Anti-malware which are completely clean your PC. Moreover, the utility will help you to remove PUPs, malware, toolbars and ‘ad supported’ software that your personal computer may be infected too.
Download Zemana Anti Malware from the link below.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
Once downloading is finished, close all programs and windows on your computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup as shown below.
When the install begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Zemana Anti-Malware on your PC.
Once installation is finished, you will see window as shown in the figure below.
Now click the “Scan” button for checking your PC for the browser hijacker which developed to reroute your web-browser to the OnlineMapFinder web site. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient. When a threat is detected, the count of the security threats will change accordingly.
Once the system scan is finished, you can check all items detected on your PC. You may move items to Quarantine (all selected by default) by simply click “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti-malware will begin to remove OnlineMapFinder hijacker and other web browser’s malicious add-ons.
How to automatically delete OnlineMapFinder with Malwarebytes
Manual OnlineMapFinder redirect removal requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the browser hijacker can be not completely removed. We recommend that use the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your PC system of browser hijacker. Moreover, the free program will allow you to delete malware, potentially unwanted software, ‘ad supported’ software and toolbars that your personal computer may be infected too.
Download Malwarebytes from the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
When downloading is done, close all applications and windows on your PC. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s called mb3-setup as shown below.
When the installation begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Malwarebytes on your PC system.
Once setup is complete, you will see window as shown on the image below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button for checking your system for the OnlineMapFinder browser hijacker and other kinds of potential threats such as malicious software and ‘ad supported’ software. Depending on your personal computer, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the tool is checking, you can see number of objects it has identified as being infected by malicious software.
After the scan is done, it will display a list of found items. In order to remove all items, simply click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will now remove hijacker which redirects your browser to intrusive OnlineMapFinder web-page and move items to the program’s quarantine. Once the task is finished, you may be prompted to restart your personal computer.
The following video explains step by step tutorial on how to remove hijacker, ‘ad supported’ software and other malicious software with Malwarebytes Anti-malware.
Remove OnlineMapFinder toolbar and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner
If MalwareBytes antimalware or Zemana antimalware cannot remove this hijacker, then we suggests to run the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for browser hijackers, adware, potentially unwanted software and toolbars.
Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the link below.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: March 22, 2021
After the download is done, open the folder in which you saved it. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the AdwCleaner desktop icon. Once the utility is started, you will see a screen like below.
Further, click “Scan” button . This will begin scanning the whole computer to find out browser hijacker that changes web-browser settings to replace your new tab, home page and search engine by default with OnlineMapFinder web-site. This task can take some time, so please be patient. After it has finished scanning your PC system, it will display a scan report as shown below.
All detected items will be marked. You can get rid of them all by simply click “Clean” button. It will open a dialog box as shown in the figure below.
You need to click “OK”. Once finished, the AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your machine. When your machine is started, you will see an AdwCleaner log.
These steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Use AdBlocker to block OnlineMapFinder and stay safe online
It’s also critical to protect your web-browsers from harmful web-sites and ads by using an ad blocker program such as AdGuard. Security experts says that it’ll greatly reduce the risk of malware, and potentially save lots of money. Additionally, the AdGuard can also protect your privacy by blocking almost all trackers.
Download AdGuard application from the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
After the downloading process is finished, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as on the image below.
Follow the prompts. When the installation is done, you will see a window as shown on the screen below.
You can click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you run your machine, AdGuard will start automatically and block pop ups, OnlineMapFinder redirects, as well as other malicious or misleading sites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which is located on your desktop.
How to avoid setup of OnlineMapFinder browser hijacker
Now your computer should be free of the OnlineMapFinder search. Delete AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted pop up advertisements and intrusive malicious sites) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your computer for new malware, browser hijackers and ‘ad supported’ software). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Windows OS. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new hijackers, harmful applications and ad-supported software are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove OnlineMapFinder startpage from your web-browser, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.